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Estates Management Report 2023

AUDE has published its annual Higher Education Estates Management Report (‘the EMR’) 2023, using data from August 2021 to July 2022. It is the best and most considered analysis that UK universities have to help them make the right long-term strategic decisions about their estates. Estates Directors use the report to benchmark estates activity, and for the facts and accurate data that support the biggest choices about future investment. If you have any questions regarding the EMR contact

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Upcoming Events

AUDE Summer School 2024


University of Manchester

The AUDE Summer School 2024 is now sold out - if you are interested in attending next year please email

Webinar: Universities Wider Economic Impact and Productivity


Webinar: Universities Wider Economic Impact and Productivity
Speaker: Danny Collins, Director, Savills.

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BIM4Estates - Practical Implementation of BIM.


University of Warwick

With support from Majenta, the workshop will provide a fresh overview on how to build your organisations information requirements. Whether you are starting from scratch or need to improve your understanding in reviewing your existing BIM documents, this session will be perfect for you.

 *Due to limited availability, we will restrict this event to a maximum of two people from any member organisation.

If you would like information about onsite, discounted accommodation, please email 

Cost of Net Zero - new report and calculator tool

With the publication of the new 'Cost of Net Zero' report and accompanying cost calculator tool, university estates directors not only have a means to calculate the overall likely cost of bringing the estate to net zero carbon, but a checklist of the kinds of activity that will need to be prioritised. As society changes we must lead that change, for instance in our support for lower carbon cost transport, electrification and the decarbonisation of the electricity supply. For those who haven’t yet started down this path, this is a good place to start, including for those who don’t want the expense of external consultancy support. For those that already have a map of where they are going and how much it will costs them this will help them sense check along the way.

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AUDE Vacancy: Chairperson of our Conference Steering Group


Martin Higgs

Would you like to join the AUDE Executive Committee as Chairperson of our Conference Steering Group? There's an upcoming vacancy in this volunteer position that does so much to shape members' experience of AUDE.

Sustainability Leadership Scorecard 2023 Annual Impact Repor...


Martin Higgs

We are pleased to invite you to read the 2023 Sustainability Leadership Scorecard Annual Impact Report available now from AUDE and EAUC. 

New report: 'Optimising University Estates'


Martin Higgs

The new report 'Optimising University Estates, created for AUDE by the Education Design Unit, is published today.

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New report on Strategic Facilities Management challenges

Our new publication ‘The use and impact of technology on FM service provision in universities’, is the report of the July 2023 roundtable discussion held with colleagues from our Strategic Facilities Management Group (led by Lucy Black of the University of Plymouth), and representatives from partner organisations including Sodexo, OCS and Skanska. As Lucy Black explains in the document, ‘the Strategic FM group within AUDE commissioned a review into the use of technology in delivering FM services in the Higher Education sector.’ The roundtable event looked at three main headings, namely FM service delivery challenges; the development of new technologies; and their subsequent adoption.

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AUDE Sodexo Social and Informal Learning Spaces Report

AUDE set the brief on managing social and informal learning spaces (S&ILS) in the context of what AUDE’s members need to consider.

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Latest on Sustainability Leadership Scorecard

AUDE are today re-launching their existing Sustainability Leadership Scorecard (SLS), with a new look and feel and easier access. It is a free, online and available to all AUDE and EAUC members.

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Professional Development

AUDE believes that learning and development should be at the heart of a high-performing estates and facilities management team. As part of our role we will develop your knowledge through networking, providing you with relevant resources and a variety of events.

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Business Partners

AUDE are pleased to be partnered with the following businesses:

Over 30 years of experience across over 200 Higher and Further Education Institutions.

Avison Young

Multidisciplinary engineering practice Buro Happold works across sectors and scales to deliver sustainable projects and strategies for our clients, with a portfolio including over 100 Universities.

Buro Happold

EQUANS improves lives through better living and working environments. We help to balance performance with responsibility, enabling progress in a harmonious way.


Maris Education is a division of Maris Interiors LLP and specialises in providing fast-track, design, fit-out and refurbishment solutions for universities.

We take care of the essentials - so that our customers can be their best.


Your Trusted Partner in Education


SSE Energy Solutions is a division of SSE that delivers ‘Business Energy’ electricity & gas supply as well as ‘Distributed Energy’ infrastructure solutions to public and private businesses across the UK and Ireland.


Litmus logoLitmus is an independent facilities management and catering consultancy which has helped Universities optimise all aspects of their facilities management and foodservice resources since 1993.

The Litmus Partnership


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